CHAMPS XVII

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  1. RJF-GUMP

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    They are acting like he has already announced he's coming to Alabama.
     
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  2. LeVar Burton

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    This training days special on Alabama begins Thursday night at 7EST on ESPN2

     
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  3. LeVar Burton

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    HBD Jalen...TIL Tua is older than Jalen
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    That fun fact comes via @3ManFront :killme:
     
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  4. Clown Baby

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    It will never not be funny that Tua’s middle name is Donny. Was he born in the back of a Trans Am?
     
  5. Jax Teller

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    Can I use my crutches?
     
  6. Clown Baby

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    Anyone know why we’re seemingly losing ground with Nakobe Dean? Did one of our coaches see BH’s post about his speed?
     
  7. The Blackfish

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    Can’t wait to have a guy named Ale on the team :beerchug:
     
  8. Jax Teller

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    Go hazel green!
     
  9. Jax Teller

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    Seriously though what are your thoughts on his potential? I dont get back home very often so I think I've only seen him place twice his freshman year.
     
  10. Spike 80DF

    Spike 80DF Too Much Bama In Me
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    I can see why they shortened Tuanigamanuolepola to "Tua"
     
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  11. Jax Teller

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  12. Jax Teller

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    I was overseas (I know, I know the sandbox) and woke up at like 3am or whatever. Our internet sucked and the stream kept buffering. One minute it was 3rd and 5 and we were about to run a play, then my stream froze. When it started back Cooper was coasting into the endzone. Surprised I didnt wake the entire tent up.
     
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  13. UA412

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    Ew, no crippleds allowed.
     
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  14. Jax Teller

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    Damn. I'll just watch and cheer for the best posters.
     
  15. Clown Baby

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  16. southlick

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    Quick info on Brandon "Ale" Kaho ...
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      • I'm still hearing that Alabama is the front-runner to land former five-star linebacker Brandon "Ale" Kaho.

      A source tells me that Kaho has had communication with Alabama since being released from his NLI with Washington on Monday.

      This could move very quickly... The thought is the Kaho family would prefer for Brandon to pick his next destination soon so he can get back into his routine and possibly see the field this season.
     
  17. Owsley

    Owsley My friends call me Bear
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    Where’d you see we’re losing ground? I don’t recall ever criticizing his speed (which I’m not too familiar with), but he is on the smaller side and I do feel like the lack of quality ILBs this cycle has inflated his ranking a bit. All that said, he’s a must in this class. If we get him and Kaho, we’ll be just fine moving forward.
     
  18. Clown Baby

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    Lotta crystals ball for UGA and Ole Miss of late. I thought he was a lock a month ago.
     
  19. the Weimar Beer Belly

    the Weimar Beer Belly everything is good here/please come home

    Any new info on Kaho? He’s immediately available for transfer right?
     
  20. Joey Freshwater

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    DJ Jefferies is visiting us. #1 player in Mississippi and just decommited from Kentucky. Top 50 player in the country for 2019.

    Visiting us October 12-14. Would be huge.
     
  21. UA412

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    To quote the late great Stannis Baratheon:

    Whatever else he is, the man's still a crippled.
     
  22. rodmansrage

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    fwiw, my comments in bold:

    Ektard (dawgman.com douche) claims he had an insider tell him three concrete things that he knows to be true:

    1) Alefasio told Coach Pete he loves UW and truly wanted to be here, and still wishes he could stay. - OK!

    2) Neither his mom nor dad wanted him at UW from the start (which makes sense from their tweets at the time). Mom has wanted him at USC, Dad has wanted him at Bama. - this is true

    3) This source knows both USC and Bama have continued to recruit the parents, and cannot outright say that there are improprieties, but why else would the kid de-commit unless the parents have been promised things and are forcing his hand. - maybe there's bag droppin, maybe there's not (it doesnt really matter), i do know tosh can recruit as he pulled shaq thompson from cal when he came to uw, regardless, ale will go to bammer.
     
  23. Pharm

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    TIFW his mom absolutely loves taggart. Doubt that wins out but a lot of pro fsu stuff been coming out for him and thibs recently.
     
  24. southlick

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    Here are several observations from the media viewing periods of Tuesday’s practice:
    -- For a second day in a row, Christopher Allen practiced with the inside linebackers, while Ben Davis worked with the outside linebackers. Both were at the back of their respective lines.

    -- At inside linebacker, Mack Wilson and Dylan Moses led the group through drills as they have all camp long, followed by Markail Benton, Joshua McMillon and freshman Jaylen Moody.

    -- At outside linebacker, Anfernee Jennings and Christian Miller were first up with coach Tosh Lupoi, followed by Jamey Mosley, Jarez Parks, Cameron Latu, Eyabi Anoma and Davis.

    -- Watching the secondary, Shyheim Carter and Trevon Diggs led the cornerbacks through drills, including interception drills with Nick Saban. The following duos consisted of Saivion Smith and Patrick Surtain Jr., Nigel Knott and Jalyn Armour-Davis and Josh Jobe and walk-on. Knott is still likely dealing with an unannounced setback as he spent some of practice with walk-ons.

    -- As for safety, Deionte Thompson and Xavier McKinney continue to be lead that position unit. Jared Mayden has been the third safety, and during high-pointing drills, he was followed by Keaton Anderson, Daniel Wright, Kyriq McDonald and true freshman Eddie Smith.

    -- The defensive backs worked on nickel drills on two sides of the field -- one corner, one Star and one safety. I saw Diggs, Saivion Smith, Jobe and Armour-Davis work at corner, Carter, Surtain, McDonald and Anderson in the slot and McKinney, Thompson, Mayden, Wright and Eddie Smith at safety. There were a lot of moving parts, and the drill was still ongoing as we exited.

    -- Running back Josh Jacobs still appeared to be limited, although he stepped in for one or two footwork drills with his teammates. The junior underwent ankle surgery after the 2017 season ended and missed the spring. With Jacobs mostly watching, the running back line consisted of Damien Harris, Najee Harris, Brian Robinson, Ronnie Clark and true freshman Jerome Ford.

    -- There was nothing new in the quarterback line prior to the players throwing to the receivers and tight ends -- where they mixed things up. Jalen Hurts was first, followed by Tua Tagovailoa, Mac Jones, walk-on Kyle Edwards and freshmen Layne Hatcher and Braxton Barker.

    -- A drill first-year quarterbacks coach Dan Enos added to the practice schedule, the signal callers to each other over a tall net. It was something we saw Hurts struggle with at times in the spring, but the junior was throwing tight spirals to Tagovailoa just over the net’s top.

    -- Hurts and Tagovailoa were also crisp when throwing combination routes to the receivers. There were few incompletions on slant-bubble and post-out combos, and the few I saw were drops by the wideouts, who then had to do push-ups before running the next route.

    -- We’ve talked at length about the returning quarterbacks, but Hatcher and Barker both have live arms and have looked good in the early days of camp. That could later prove to be valuable for the Crimson Tide’s scout teams when it starts preparing for 2018 opponents.

    -- Finally, several NFL scouts dotted the practice field Tuesday. I spotted guys from the Detroit Lions, Pittsburgh Steelers, New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles and Denver Broncos.

    *** What’s next: Alabama will be back at practice Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 2:30 p.m. CT, and after that, head coach Nick Saban will hold his third press conference of camp at roughly 5 p.m.
     
  25. BamaNug

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    Man I hope Jacobs can get healthy. Lost most of last year and not off to a great start.
     
  26. southlick

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  27. Jax Teller

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    The preferred nomenclature is hundred thousand dollar man (after two acl surgeries on the same damn knee).
     
  28. RJF-GUMP

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    Coach Kuhl is the area coach for North MS where Dean is but Coach Golding is the position coach. Have worries that Kuhl is no good at recruiting. I think the multi tiered approach with area/position/Coach Saban will help aleviate any recruiting shortcoming he may have. Also you have to have some good position coaches. I think with all the new blood we brought in we have recruiting covered and having a very good position coach for the DL is awesome. Good balance.
     
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  29. Rammer Jammer

    Rammer Jammer Fan Of: Bama, Braves, Packers, MSU Baseball
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  30. Scott Van Pelt

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    Sounding more and more like Kaho is a done deal, with a couple people suggesting he's already enrolled. Amazing addition to the 18 class if he's actually able to come in and play this year.
     
  31. Owsley

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    If he’s eligible this year, this is the ultimate Saban chess move.
     
  32. Clown Baby

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    Sounds more like a Tosh move
     
  33. Owsley

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    Gods and generals :yousoright:
     
  34. Crepeswithasmile

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    he's eligible. he never enrolled in classes and was given a full release from his NLI by washington.
     
  35. Clown Baby

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  36. the eye

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    :blush::thumb:.

    that's another UCF FIRST DOWN .

    :gfa::gocho::nahnah::ohgosh:.

     
  37. Scott Van Pelt

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  38. Tiffin

    Tiffin “Only time can give you mayonnaise.”
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    Already ahead of Ben Davis on the depth chart.
     
  39. MA

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    Rich get richer.
     
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  40. BamaNug

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    That is fucking huge. Hell yes.
     
  41. Scott Van Pelt

    Scott Van Pelt President of the Hate Avery Johnson Fan Club
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    Great for ILB depth. Somebody on the 247 board is saying his weight loss and other issues are being exaggerated and that he should be fine to play. Hope that's true. If we get him up to speed I feel much better about LB this year. Supposedly he was right at the top of our LB board with walker and JJ Peterson
     
  42. BamaNug

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    The UW people in my office are not pleased.

    First experience with a bagman, apparently :mulletsmug:
     
  43. The Blackfish

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    Man that is such a huge pickup
     
  44. rodmansrage

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    the 'he lost 20 lbs' was a story the seattle media made up and lapped up, they're not technically gifted writers. they were told 'he needed to be closer to family' but i doubt they come out with any sort of hit piece.

    apparently his parents are divorced/getting divorced, his dad needed cash, and was 'pushing bama hard.' i said it earlier and ill say it again, maybe a bag got dropped, maybe it didnt, thats just college sports. regardless, tosh can recruit.
     
  45. The Blackfish

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    You're not going to offend anyone in here suggesting we dropped a bag. It's what we do, and we do it better than anyone else :idk:
     
  46. rodmansrage

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    alright then, you bag dropping sons of bitches!

    that doesnt really piss me off, what pisses me off is the seattle media wont say shit about this after being told 'he wants to be closer to home.'

    fuck em.
     
  47. Deuce

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    Tuscaloosa is practically a suburb of Reno.
     
  48. Phil Connors

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    Biggest Little City in West Alabama

    on Fall Saturdays
     
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